The Daily Beat

Premiere DateFeb 12, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:46 Top Story
01:25 Ulrich Schnauss Forgotten Birthday
07:58 World News
08:37 PROMO
08:48 In Other News
11:09 Aspe Cheth
16:28 Finish

You’ve just tuned in to The Daily Beat!

The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast inspired by the power of social media to spark social change. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. as BTR’s social media director, DJ Jen, culls the “Twitterverse” and “blogosphere” to bring you the top stories regarding social justice and human rights issues.

Not to mention, we’ll also feature some of BTR’s top tracks.

Don’t miss a beat!


Yesterday we covered the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton. On Monday, two men were charged with her murder, according to the AP. The two gang members, Michael Ward, 18, and Kenneth Williams, 20, are now charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.

They are scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday afternoon.


A coroner links excessive Coca-Cola drinking to the death of a 30-year-old woman in New Zealand, according to the BBC.

On Feb. 6, it was announced that Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card will pen DC Comics first “Adventures of Superman” digital release. But some fans are outraged by the decision to go with Card on account of his past homophobia.

On a related note, President Obama is reportedly weighing an executive order to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, according to Queerty.

Lastly,  a study finds that women who pride themeselves on physical appearance are less likely to challenge gender-based inequalities, according to an article in The Raw Story.